Carpentry & Joinery Level 1
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
What will you be working towards?
||Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
This programme has been designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge you need to successfully start your career within the Carpentry & Joinery industry. With teaching and instruction from specialist staff you will gain knowledge and learn a wide variety of practical skills in the area of:
• Maintaining and using Carpentry & Joinery hand tools
• Preparing and safely operating portable power tools
• Producing woodworking joints
• Using appropriate information to set out timber products
• Producing timber products to industry standards
Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the construction industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course. Vocational core skills of English and Maths will be embedding in the programme along with specialist delivery to enable learners to reach GCSE grade 4 or equivalent standards to meet industry requirements.
In addition to the specialist skills described above, we will help you to develop a range of wider skills that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities. During tutorials we will develop your Employability skills, Personal Learning, Social and Community skills, together with your Specialist skills and qualification will give you a distinct advantage when it is time for you to progress to employment or further and higher education.
Skills you can gain include;
• C V writing
• Interview techniques
• Customer service
• Maths and English skills needed in day to day life
• Self-study and research
• Team working to complete projects
You can also develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the year and are led by students.
How will it be delivered?
Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the course tutors.
Your skills and knowledge will be continuously assessed throughout the course; additionally each unit will be assessed by end multiple choice examinations and practical tests.
Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor.
To access this course you will need GCSEs at grade 2 or above in Maths and English, general education and a keen interest in Carpentry & Joinery.
In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.
Your next steps...
Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including;
• Further full time training onto the L2 Diploma in Site Carpentry or the L2 Diploma in Bench Joinery.
• Gaining employment within the Carpentry and Joinery industry and undertaking an apprenticeship scheme to gain further qualifications and experience.